Gales disrupt rail services

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TRAIN services to and from Grantham have been disrupted by this morning’s high winds.

Gales of up to 95 miles per hour have caused problems with a number of East Coast Mainline services, particularly in the Scotland and the north of England.

Passengers travelling north of Newcastle are being advised not to travel today.

Network Rail, which manages Edinburgh Waverley station, has closed the building to trains and passengers for safety reasons.

The Forth and Tay Rail Bridges have been closed, while all services to and from Glasgow Central’s main line platforms have also been suspended.

Train services are currently suspended on East Coast’s routes north of Edinburgh, to and from destinations including Dundee, Perth, Aberdeen and Inverness.

East Coast ticket holders are advised to travel on their booked services where available. Tickets for journeys north of Newcastle which have been suspended or cancelled because of the weather conditions will be accepted for travel tomorrow (Wednesday) without restriction.

Most scheduled services south of Newcastle are operating, although some delays were caused earlier this morning following signalling problems between Newark and Retford